A QUICK CURE
MOTHER. “Don’t you feel able to sit up today?”
BOY. “No, mama, I am so weak.”
MAMMA. “Well, let me see. I guess you will be able to go to school Monday. To-day is Saturday, and –”
BOY (Jumping out of bed). “Saturday! I thought it was Friday!”
Peter Newell from Harper’s Round Table, vol. XVI, no. 804, 26 March 1895, 368.